”Det handlar först och främst om att känna sig trygg”
: Lärares erfarenheter av engelskundervisning som främjar det muntliga deltagandet på engelska

Translated title of the thesis: ”It’s first and foremost about feeling safe”: Teachers’ experiences of English teachning which promotes oral participation in English
  • Maja Jönsson

Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level

Abstract

This study aims to make visible how English teachers are working to make their pupils more orally active during English lessons. A qualitative approach was applied for the study through interviews since I wanted to know more about their experiences of what type of teaching benefits their pupil’s oral participation. In the result it appears that every teacher in some way plans for more orally active pupils. It also appears that all the teachers that participated in this study said that a more allowable classroom climate is important if you want your pupils to speak English. To promote oral participation among their pupils they need to do more than using textbook and workbook. Working in smaller groups or pairs is beneficial for a more orally active classroom.

This study also aimed to research how these teachers worked with pupils that didn’t want to participate in oral communication in English. The results show that they work in similar ways with these pupils, but they do more of it. It’s important that you don’t just leave them alone and expect them to speak. Make smaller groups or pairs, don’t make them speak in front of the whole class and most important, a good relationship between teacher and pupil.
Date of Award2022-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorMaria Freij (Supervisor), Lena Ahlin (Assessor) & Petra Magnusson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Grundlärarutbildning: årskurs 4-6

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogy (50301)

Keywords

  • wtc
  • willingness to communicate
  • uwtc
  • unwillingness to communicate
  • foreign language speaking anxiety
  • flsa
  • middle school
  • english teaching
  • years 4-6

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